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How to Replace a Blind Tilt Mechanism | Blinds.com DIY

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Do you need to fix broken or stuck blinds? Learn how to replace a tilt mechanism in this short video.

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Do you need to replace the tilt mechanism on your old wood or faux wood blinds? The tilt mechanism controls the angle of the slats on your blinds. In this short video, you’ll learn how to replace it.

There are 2 types of tilt controls, cord and wand. Let's start by changing out a cord tilt. 

Begin by removing your blind from the window and placing it on a smooth, flat surface. Your blind might have end-caps on each side of the head rail. If it does, remove them. Then, slide the metal rail out, just enough to clear the tilt mechanism. Cut the cord right above the tassel to remove it. Next, unsnap and remove the tilt mechanism from inside the headrail. Thread the cords from the new tilt mechanism through the hole in the bottom of the headrail and secure the new tilt mechanism in place. Re-insert the metal rod, replacing any rubber or metal stoppers you removed. Thread the cords back through the tassels and washers and knot them. Reinsert the end caps to complete your repair. Finish by installing your blind and testing the operation of your new tilter. 

If you have a wand tilt, lift and twist the wand to unhook it. Next, unsnap and remove the tilt mechanism from inside the headrail. Now, secure the new tilt mechanism in place. Then re-insert the metal rod, replacing any rubber stoppers or end-caps you removed. Finish by re-installing your blind, re-attaching the wand, and testing the operation of your new tilter.

Do you need to replace the tilt mechanism on your old wood or faux wood blinds? The tilt mechanism controls the angle of the slats on your blinds. In this short video, you’ll learn how to replace it.

There are 2 types of tilt controls, cord and wand. Let's start by changing out a cord tilt. 

Begin by removing your blind from the window and placing it on a smooth, flat surface. Your blind might have end-caps on each side of the head rail. If it does, remove them. Then, slide the metal rail out, just enough to clear the tilt mechanism. Cut the cord right above the tassel to remove it. Next, unsnap and remove the tilt mechanism from inside the headrail. Thread the cords from the new tilt mechanism through the hole in the bottom of the headrail and secure the new tilt mechanism in place. Re-insert the metal rod, replacing any rubber or metal stoppers you removed. Thread the cords back through the tassels and washers and knot them. Reinsert the end caps to complete your repair. Finish by installing your blind and testing the operation of your new tilter. 

If you have a wand tilt, lift and twist the wand to unhook it. Next, unsnap and remove the tilt mechanism from inside the headrail. Now, secure the new tilt mechanism in place. Then re-insert the metal rod, replacing any rubber stoppers or end-caps you removed. Finish by re-installing your blind, re-attaching the wand, and testing the operation of your new tilter.


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